Tag archives for spiders
What is a honey badger, really? How do spiders not get stuck to their webs? See answers to these questions and more in our weekly Q&A column.
See an albino bat, wallaby, deer, and more in our roundup of photos submitted by National Geographic readers.
Tiny, flexible hairs at the end of spiders’ legs are the secret to their sticky success, a new study says.
In a Spider-Man-like move, a possibly new species of spider uses its web as a slingshot to ensnare prey.
Male black widow spiders shake their booties to send friendly messages to females—and avoid getting eaten, a new study says.
Carousel spider, American dream spider, Druid spider—see the creative names suggested for the new Amazonian arachnid that makes “picket fences.”
The animal that built strange web-like structures in the Amazon has finally been identified, scientists say.
Toyota recalled hundreds of thousands of cars due to spider webs, but it’s not the first case of bugs and spiders tripping up transportation.
A spider with a happy face on its back, an orchid that looks like a monkey, and a bug with a peanut head are among nature’s tricksters.
This giant species of sea spider was found for the first time during the Leigh-Smith 1881 expedition to Franz Josef Land. The team may be the first people ever to photograph it in its natural environment.
David George Gordon, also known as “The Bug Chef,” has shared his love for cooking insects through demonstrations in thirty-two states and four foreign countries. The Seattle-based chef and naturalist is the author of nineteen books, including 1998’s The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook. The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook has just been revised and re-released by Ten Speed Press. Around…
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Female spiders are usually thought of as femme fatales—but male spiders of some species also eat their mates, a new study says.